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Directed by Joel Fendelman and Patrick Daly
Recommended for ages 10+ | 80 min. | 2011 | USA
As the son of the Imam of the local Brooklyn mosque, eleven-year-old Daud has to juggle the high expectations of his Father (Maz Jobrani) and his feelings of isolation and difference — even from his peers in the Muslim community. Through an innocent act of good faith, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who mistake him as a fellow classmate at their orthodox school in the neighboring Jewish community. A genuine friendship grows between Daud and Yoav, one of the Jewish boys, and his family. Unable to resist the joy of a camaraderie that he has never felt before, David, as he is known to the kids, is drawn into a complicated dilemma inspired by youthful deceit and the best of intentions.
Winner: Ecumenical Prize—2011 Montreal Film Festival ; Audience Award—Brooklyn Film Festival ; Official Selection: 2011 Rome International Film Festival, 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival